Category Archives: Free Press

Free Press: Race, the Media, and Politics in the Trump Era

Posted on by James L. Thompson, Free Press

  One of the most important roles news outlets have is their power to convene. They can bring together community members and those in positions of power, and provide a space for thoughtful conversation while asking necessary, but uncomfortable, questions. … Continue reading

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Free Press: How Community Media Can Fill Local News Gaps

Posted on by Fiona Morgan, Free Press

A key takeaway from the Alliance for Community Media’s recent conference in Boston: Community media can and must help fill the gaps in local news coverage that are growing across the country thanks to rampant consolidation and newsroom cutbacks. Community … Continue reading

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Free Press: During Election Season, We Need News That Puts People First

Posted on by Fiona Morgan, Free Press

In every community, there are people who care about the place they live in and work to make it better, and people who despair over their prospects for the future. There are people who run the show and people who … Continue reading

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Free Press: The Journalism a Changing Morristown Needs

Posted on by Mike Rispoli and Fiona Morgan, Free Press

    As Free Press’ News Voices: New Jersey project looks toward its second year, we’re excited to bring our experiment in community-based news engagement to Morristown. On June 1, we’ll host a free public forum that will explore ways … Continue reading

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Free Press: How an Organizing Mindset Can Serve Newsrooms

Posted on by Mike Rispoli, Free Press

  Newsrooms are experimenting with different ways of engaging their audiences — and over the last few months Free Press has been on the ground figuring out the best ways to connect Garden State journalists and residents via our News … Continue reading

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Free Press: A Divided Community Comes Together at News Voices’ Asbury Park Event

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While Asbury Park often feels like a city divided, there was an incredible spirit of unity at the high school Wednesday night as residents and journalists came together to find ways to forge a strong future for the community. Over … Continue reading

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